…there is a novel – a remarkably brave and optimistic novel – that addresses the possibility of an America without government. It’s clear-eyed; it allows that there would be some difficulties and some dangers. It also allows that such a project would probably have a limited lifetime. But it is among the most cheerful documents ever to emerge from science fiction. Indeed, it’s almost as good as this widely celebrated masterpiece.
The novel of which I speak is the late Cyril M. Kornbluth’s magnum opus The Syndic.
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